Saga of the Rotten Door
Hi all. I finally finished my door rebuild a while back. It took longer than expected due to the extent of the floor repairs I had to do before I could install the door. I had no choice but to repair the frame as a new door was financially out of the question. Here are a few quick pics of my process. I reproduced the existing frame design to match and used a 2 1/2” ship lap to join. Thanks to Epicfail48 for introducing me to West Systems epoxy (it’s some great sh**t). All the frame parts were painted with some high dollar Sherwin Williams exterior paint before assembly to protect from any (hopefully very little) future exposure. By the way, for those of you buying box store pre-hung doors, they’re made from scrap with finger joints literally every few inches.
Mother is the necessity of most invention.